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  1. Mukuru

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    Milingo slaps Catholics in the face

    Eight years ago, he annoyed the Catholic headquarters in the Vatican by breaking the code of celibacy. On Wednesday, controversial Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo arrived in the country and slapped the Catholic Church in Kenya in the face.

    At a secluded centre in Karen, Nairobi, Bishop Milingo ordained Fr Daniel Kasomo bishop of the Married Priests Now in Kenya. He also ordained several deacons.


    The Zambian-born archbishop is the overall prelate of a group with 150,000 married priests worldwide. He was ordained as a parish priest in 1958. He was consecrated as archbishop of the archdiocese of Lusaka in Zambia in 1969 by Pope Paul VI.


    In 1983, he was recalled from Lusaka to Rome over a controversial “non-conventional healing ministry” he led.He broke his celibacy vows in 2001 and married 43-year-old Korean acupuncturist Maria Sung in a classical wedding where 62 couples dressed in bridal gowns and tuxedos were married in the Moon Unification Church.


    On Wednesday, Bishop Kasomo said at Sasamotor Centre that he married his girlfriend, Mary Ann in 1993, a year after becoming a priest. They have four children. Also present was Fr Peter Njogu, who said he has been married for 20 years and has three children.


    Archbishop Milingo said many more priests had declared their marital status and the group’s membership was growing in Kenya. The prelate said it was time the Catholic Church changed its doctrine on celibacy and allowed priests who wished to marry do so.


    He said his group will not secede from the Catholic Church but will champion its interests from within. “We are not there to play champion,” he said, adding that celibacy had resulted in priests falling by the wayside. He said that in America, many churches were facing bankruptcy due to cases dating years back.


    Accompanied by wife Maria, Archbishop Milingo said he received a message to marry from Virgin Mary who asked him to also “go and do something for married priests.”He said married priests were suffering as they were punished and never forgiven.


    The priests also denied employment wherever they went after being ex-communicated from Catholic Church, a situation he likened to a mother giving her babies to lions after birth.


    The archbishop said it was wrong for the Catholic Church to cut links with married priests. He said celibacy was “based on a lie as a woman is equal to all of us.”


    “A woman is not only a sex object. It is wrong for the church to expect a priest to pretend to close his eyes or not look closely at a woman,” he said. He urged the Catholic Church to stop referring to married priests as renegades.

    Source: DAILY NATION- Milingo slaps Catholics in the face
     
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    There is always a thin thread between choosing what's wrong and right. But I'm interested more to hear that the priests (celibates) Millingo was ordaining before he chose his own path was wrong, hypocricy and dishonesty on his part.
     
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    Kama huyu Milingo ameoa kwa kufuata maandiko (1Co:7:27: Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.
    1Co:7:28: But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you
    ) sioni ubaya. Hapa tutofautishe mazoea ya Kanisa na mafundisho ya Biblia.
     
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    Kwani mafundisho ya Biblia yakoje na mapoleo ya Kanisa yakoje? Hebu eleza ueleweke.
     
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    DID YOU KNOW THI?

    Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo (left) who was excommunicated from the Catholic Church after getting married at a press conference after presiding over the ordination of married bishops and priests at the Sasamotor Centre in Karen, Nairobi, June 24, 2009. With him is his wife, Maria Sung and Bishop Daniel Kasomo, also with his wife MaryAnne Kasomo. Photo/HEZRON NJOROGE
    By LUCAS BARASA Posted Wednesday, June 24 2009 at 22:30

    Eight years ago, he annoyed the Catholic headquarters in the Vatican by breaking the code of celibacy. On Wednesday, controversial Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo arrived in the country and slapped the Catholic Church in Kenya in the face.



    At a secluded centre in Karen, Nairobi, Bishop Milingo ordained Fr Daniel Kasomo bishop of the Married Priests Now in Kenya. He also ordained several deacons.

    The Zambian-born archbishop is the overall prelate of a group with 150,000 married priests worldwide. He was ordained as a parish priest in 1958. He was consecrated as archbishop of the archdiocese of Lusaka in Zambia in 1969 by Pope Paul VI.

    In 1983, he was recalled from Lusaka to Rome over a controversial "non-conventional healing ministry" he led.He broke his celibacy vows in 2001 and married 43-year-old Korean acupuncturist Maria Sung in a classical wedding where 62 couples dressed in bridal gowns and tuxedos were married in the Moon Unification Church.

    On Wednesday, Bishop Kasomo said at Sasamotor Centre that he married his girlfriend, Mary Ann in 1993, a year after becoming a priest. They have four children. Also present was Fr Peter Njogu, who said he has been married for 20 years and has three children.

    Archbishop Milingo said many more priests had declared their marital status and the group's membership was growing in Kenya. The prelate said it was time the Catholic Church changed its doctrine on celibacy and allowed priests who wished to marry do so.

    He said his group will not secede from the Catholic Church but will champion its interests from within. "We are not there to play champion," he said, adding that celibacy had resulted in priests falling by the wayside. He said that in America, many churches were facing bankruptcy due to cases dating years back.

    Accompanied by wife Maria, Archbishop Milingo said he received a message to marry from Virgin Mary who asked him to also "go and do something for married priests."He said married priests were suffering as they were punished and never forgiven.

    The priests also denied employment wherever they went after being ex-communicated from Catholic Church, a situation he likened to a mother giving her babies to lions after birth.

    The archbishop said it was wrong for the Catholic Church to cut links with married priests. He said celibacy was "based on a lie as a woman is equal to all of us."

    "A woman is not only a sex object. It is wrong for the church to expect a priest to pretend to close his eyes or not look closely at a woman," he said. He urged the Catholic Church to stop referring to married priests as renegades.



    and this?
    Another 10 priests have broken away from the Catholic Church over celibacy.

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    And controversial Zambian archbishop Emmanuel Milingo is set to rub his former church the wrong way as he arrives in the country in a fortnight to ordain two bishops of the Married Priests Now! movement.

    The priests, from Machakos, Nairobi, Nakuru and Nyeri dioceses, converged in Machakos to lay ground for their big day.

    The occasion was the largest gathering of renegade priests since the local Catholic Church started witnessing rebellion among its clergy.

    The priests met at the home of the Rev (Dr) Fr Daniel Kasomo in Katelembo on Saturday, where they celebrated Mass and then had lunch with some worshippers.

    Introduced wife

    Their host introduced his wife and four children to the group, saying he was no longer living a life "full of deception".

    Dr Kasomo, who teaches at Maseno University, and his counterpart from Methodist University, Fr (Dr) Peter Njogu, formerly of the Nyeri Diocese, led their colleagues in declaring that they had no regrets for joining the new outfit.

    The priests in the new group include Fr John Ndung'u, formerly of Murang'a Diocese, Fr Chrisantus Muasya, Fr Joseph Makau, Fr Peter Kaloki, Fr Justin Kilonzo and Fr Joseph Makau.

    Seven deacons - Justus Mukili, Cosmas Mule, Stephen Kathukya, Andrew Kioi, Geoffrey Ngare, Thomas Musinya and Peter Kinyanjui - also broke ranks to join the new out fit.

    The movements founder, Archbishop Milingo, who is married, was excommunicated from the Catholic Church in 2006 after he ordained four married men as bishops.

    Two weeks ago, another faction, the Reformed Catholic Church, ordained its new head in Kenya at Kitale and a new priest at a function in Kisumu.

    AND THIS?

    The confessions of some Roman Catholic priests that they have been living a lie by keeping secret families is the biggest test to face the church in Kenya in recent times.

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    The latest confession came from Father Daniel Kasomo, who unveiled his wife of 20 years during the burial of his mother in Mbiuni, Mwala District, last weekend.

    Fr Kasomo, a leading member of Married Priests Now! Catholic Prelature, said at least 10 of his colleagues want to marry and start families. He said the church can do itself a favour by allowing priests and nuns to marry.

    "The reality is that priests are not preaching the truth to their congregations every Sunday. There are many priests out there who have families and children, yet they celebrate Mass. The faithful know this, but they are afraid of speaking the truth. Why are we cheating God in the name of religion?"

    The priest said some of his colleagues have wives and mistresses.

    "In my 17 years of priesthood, I have seen priests advocating abortion, which the church disapproves. The time has come for the truth to be told if we are out to please God," he said, adding that celibacy is destroying the church.

    "Because of loneliness and lack of intimacy thousands of priests have turned into alcoholics, homosexuals and bisexuals," he said.

    Elsewhere, Archbishop Karl Raymond Rodiq of the Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ has said priests who are willing to marry should be allowed to minister alongside their colleagues who practice celibacy.

    "We are not at war with anyone," Dr Rodiq said two weeks ago, after he ordained Bishop Godfrey Shiundu and auxiliary bishop Benedict Simiyu to lead his church in Kenya.

    The two, who left the mainstream Catholic church after confessing to have secret love lives, were ordained at the Kitale ASK grounds. The splinter church is said to have many followers across the country.

    Bishop Shiundu, who defected, married and joined the Reformed Catholic Church, said: "The priesthood is a calling. At the same time, it calls for sincerity. There are many priests who have discovered that they need to marry and have families, and yet they still want to continue practising."

    He said that, biblically, marriage is not a sin, and the church's doctrines are not guided by individual interests.

    All by Kenya news papers (Nation)
     
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